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I use PSCS5 and do some photo/art for here and other places. My question is this : Is the Wacom tablet either the Intous 4 or 5 or maybe even the Bamboo Create worth the money to better my art work capabilities or are they just another gadget to have to learn? Are they worth while in your opinion, please.
Thank you Randall
I have a small Bamboo pen & touch. For me, working 90% in Lightroom and for basic adjustments in Photoshop, itīs enough. For more sophisticated work (drawing, digital art, etc.), you probably want to have a medium or large Wacom.
It needs some time, to get used to work with it. When I got mine, I forced myself to use only the tablet for everything, not the mouse. Since than, my mouse rests in peace in a dark drawer.
it depends what you need it for. there isn't a strong learning curve to it, if you know how to work a pen, then you can work a tablet. i use the tablet extensively for everything i do. it makes cloning and cleaning easier. and i shade and color things with it. i'll even sketch and draw a little. the intous is better than the bamboo. mine paid for itself many times over. i couldn't do the things i do right now without one.
i use it with the mouse, the mouse is best for gradients, menu tools, and other things.
Well, I thought there was a learning curve to using it. I have the larger ituos and the smaller one. I like the larger one for actual painting and the smaller one for working on edits in photoshop on my photos.
I have the Intuos 3 6 x 9. I've had it for years and I love it! I couldn't do what I do without it. There is a learning curve. Remember the art classes where you had to draw the model without looking at your hand? It's exactly like that. But practice makes perfect.
My current problem is that windows 7 interferes with the tablet. I made the animation go away, but the pressure sensitive aspect is gone until I find a post that tells me a solution. It was the pressure sensitivity that I bought it for - more pressure - darker, or wider lines. Perfect for real drawing and coloring.